Tony Chuy is a 70-year-old Praying Mantis martial arts master, who has been teaching martial arts in Chinatown, New York for 40 years. Having fled from Hong Kong to the United States in 1969, he has used his praying mantis martial arts to preserve his identity and as a means to the realization of self-worth in American society as a Chinese-American.


  • Lyuwei Chen: Director
  • Lyuwei Chen: Producer
  • Lyuwei Chen: Cinematographer
  • Lyuwei Chen: Editor


  • Project Type: Documentary
  • Runtime: 9 minutes 22 seconds
  • Completion Date: May 16, 2022
  • Production Budget: 2,000 USD
  • Country of Origin: United States
  • Country of Filming: United States
  • Language: English, Yue Chinese (Cantonese)
  • Shooting Format: Digital
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Film Color: Color
  • Student Project: New York University